Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Make Your Own Summer Exfoliator for Radiant Skin

I was recently sent an email from the lovely Michelle at Skana Spa. Skana Spa of the New York Resort Turning Stone is based in a small town in upstate NY. Michelle kindly sent me some information about sun exposure and skin safety.

The team at Skana has come up with some interesting new home remedy products as well as helpful tips and tricks which can be used to protect the skin during sun exposure/ hot weather.

Michelle sent me this information on how to make your own all-natural skin Summer Exfoliator. I had to share this information with all my lovely readers-

Summer Exfoliator for Radiant Skin

What You Need
1/4 cup coffee grounds from coffee maker or French press
½ cup aloe vera gel
½ cup coconut oil

Drain the coffee grounds efficiently, but they do not need to be arid. Liquify the coconut oil and drizzle it over the coffee grounds, then mix with a spoon. Combine aloe vera gel and set it aside to firm. You can either chill it or just leave it out to cool to room temperature. The grounds will fall to the base. If you prefer, you can blend it, but that is not necessary. You can use the exfoliator before it is set as long as it is no longer hot. 

Use in the shower, to cleanse all over your figure. Pay particularly careful consideration to coarse skin on the elbows and feet. Rub on to parts that are apt to acquire cellulite and need a bit of sculpting, such as the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.

Scrub mildly in circular movements with your hands, towards your heart. Continue this for a few minutes and then splash with cool water. Pat your body dry with a towel. Keep in mind that this exfoliator is not advised for the face because it can be too rough. If you do use it on your face, be extremely soft and only use it once or twice a week.

What is great about this recipe is that it is all-natural and prevents you from putting any potentially harmful chemicals onto your skin. It uses only three ingredients, making it fast and simple to put together. Not only does coffee exfoliate your skin, but it removes wrinkles, prevents sun damage, and reduces the look of cellulite. Aloe vera gel performs as a lotion. It also heals sunburns and acne; it also diminishes the prominence of stretch marks. Coconut oil helps remove dead skin. This oil nourishes the skin and shields it from the severe beams of the sun. These three ingredients combined create a wonderful exfoliator for the body.

Thank you to Michelle for all the helpful information.

Has anyone else heard of some good recipes for homemade skin products?



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